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I have a '99 7.3 with 150,000 on it. But it's a single cab and I need a 4 door for the growing family. I've located a 06' but my diesel mechanic has told me to stay away from the 6.0. I pull a 30' 5th wheel a few times a year and an 18' flatbed for work quite often. They act like the 6.0 doesn't hold up to "work". What would you do?
 

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it's the 03/04's that you need to worry about. 05's and newer are fine.
 

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I have had my 6.0 for about a year now, and i pull a 32 Travel trailer around all the time. I also pull for work sometimes an 18' fold down flatbed with tractor, and it has been fine. NO mechanical issues what so ever. BUt i have an 03' 6.0, which from what i hear is different as far as performance goes than the 05 and up
 

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The newer 6.0L are pretty good engines. I would not buy an 03-04 6.0L but I would buy an 06 6.0L. All depending on the Oasis report and a car fax report. But I would get those reports on anything I was looking at buying.
 

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Sldghamr, what issues are you referring to? I'm just curious I have not had any problems what so ever and i have put well over 28K on it in the past year with a total of 98K now.
 

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Sldghamr, what issues are you referring to? I'm just curious I have not had any problems what so ever and i have put well over 28K on it in the past year with a total of 98K now.
i have heard of several issues: bad turbos, injectors leaking, bad head gaskets. i work with someone who had an 04, he had the problem of the engine "missing" on several occassions. got so bad, he got his money back per the lemon law.
 

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Yes. Lol :dunno:
 

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I would not be worried about an 06.
 

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it's the 03/04's that you need to worry about. 05's and newer are fine.
:dunno::dunno::dunno::dunno:


I have a 04 with 101 and some change. Minor problems, Nothing to get excited over. And I pull almost daily.
She makes me proud.:thumb: I would buy another. Although I have yet to meet someone whom disliked their 7.3L

Good luck
 

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it's the 03/04's that you need to worry about. 05's and newer are fine.
I have an 03 and i keep trying to break it and can't!
I have fun trying though...93k on the clock.
 

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My 06 runs like a champ...
 

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i have an 03 7.3 and love it but i have been thinking about the upgrade to the 6.0 at least an 06 but i think you will be fine just remember the 7.3s have their share of problems too not as big but still problems
 

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Its just a couple of problems they have the common stuff is....
Bracket kit/ hpop problems
Injectors
Egr Cooler
OIl Cooler
Occasionally some wierd stuff happens, but I have seen just as much with the 7.3's, ofcourse I only see them when they break.
 

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My 05 runs great and has never had any issues.
 

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the heads are better on 05-07 but my cooler still went . No biggie , if it goes ,delete it. There is an awesome tranny behind the 6.0 too.
 

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Got an '03 6.0 crewcab and have been lucky enough to escape all serious engine issues. Got problems with my EGR which likely just needs to be cleaned and I need a new alternator but no serious issues like some people have had.

*knocks on wood* Watch now that I said that the bastard will go and hydrolock.
 

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Well I bought it. It was an '06 with 68500 on it. F350 crew cab lariat LB for $22850. The only thing so far is the cruise seemed to not be steady. It would drop down and then really gun it and go 5 over. The lie o meter was saying 17 mpg can this really be improved upon? (should I post the mileage ? in a different forum?)
 
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